ABT_S54 (149) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle served in a Struise glass. Pours thick black with a lovely dark beige head. Aroma is powerful Black Albert with enhanced fruity and barrel notes. Taste is typical Struise with an extremely smooth mouthfeel (even smoother than usual). Taste is Black Albert but with juicy fruit tastes with a hint of sourness but perfectly balanced with the malty, butterscotch flavours. Less of a winter drink and perfect for this time of year (early autumn) I would stick with Coffee Club and Black Mes for those occasions. A very well balanced imperial stout with many complexities. Hides the ABV extremely (too) well.
ken1 (898) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: sour berries and roasted notes.
Flavor: very rich and thick flavor. Sour berries, roasted coffee and fruity bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy and warm. With a oily aftertaste.
Color: pitch black with a light brown head.
Rasmus40 (11250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Willems. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, wood and berries. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 130914
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Max’s Belgian fest. Gusher. Black color, dark brown head. Aroma of sourdough brownies with chocolate sauce. Taste has vanilla, chocolate, sour plums, raisins, silky mouthfeel.
thewolf (11187) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours deep opaque black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, blackberries. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, chocolate, coffee, light tart blackberry. Light dusty, vinious, chocolate and cocoa. Light coconut as well. Extremely lovely.
gam (3254) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large tan head soft looking dark pour soft mild carbonation aromas dried fruit dark fruits molasses coffee chocolate wood vanilla the flavours lovely vanilla liquorice coffee dark chocolate brown sugar spice anise cinnamon note wood some oak influence medium bitter lovely sweetness dried fruits port wine fig note of alcohol comes through the finish rich throughout the best taste lovely sweetness of malts fruits lasting bitter vanilla spicy note very lovely on the palate
Borresteijn (4731) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl Bottle, tfs JulienHuxley! Black colour, short-lived brown head. Aroma of hard-roasted malts, ash, currants, blackberries, chocolate, some coffee. Flavour is tart from both the black malts and berries, light fruity, ash, chocolate, bitter finish. Almost full-bodied. Not easy to drink. Struise doesn’t do it for me anymore. Underwhelming, over-priced.
PotjeBier (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with JulienHuxley, Borresteijn & caesar @ Julien’s Klein Maar Fijn tasting - tfs Julien! Black color. Brownish head, completely disappearing after some time. Aroma’s: roasted malts, umami. Sweetness, alcohol roast, fruit/berries retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, berries, roasted. Strong alcohol feel. Medium to full bodied. Long finish, roasted, rather dry, light to moderate bitter.
caesar (5182) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled thx to Julien @ Julien’s neighbour is a metalhead according to Rob-tasting, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of lots of blackberries, blackcurrant, roasted malts, spicy yeast esters. Quite bitter in taste mostly from the malts and the berries, quite fruity as well. Heavy on the stomach. Ok stuff, but blackberries dont seem to be my favorite.
JulienHuxley (3158) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep black pour with thin brown foam. Aroma is fruity, tons of berry aromas, blackberry, raisin, dark chocolate, light woody aromas. Taste is sweet, winey, very fruity, chocolate-berry mix, light alcohol. Palate is (med)rich and creamy, had thicker but this did the trick. Not the best variant of Black damnation, but still quite nice.